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Page 96 - With Jessie Morrison of Cape North - A Cape Breton to Alberta Pioneer

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/6/1 (143 reads)

North; the years in Boston surrounded by family and friends and the summers in Cape North--warm, loving memories. The years on the prairies; the hardships; the separa? tion from loved ones...but it seems all worthwhile. It was a maturing process. Then the years in Winnipeg followed by the incomparable privilege of serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. I was initiated into the service at Halifax Mil? itary Hospital. Then finishing my nursing career still with the ex-service person? nel- -both patients and staff. Above all, having my beloved mother with me in those later years: July of 1949 un? til her death, October 16, 1971, at the age of 95. Had she lived two more weeks she would have been 96 years. I cherish the memory. So the journey through life had it's be? ginnings in Cape North, Cape Breton. When the curtains drop, I, like my parents, will be far from the old sod. But where we rest that shall be forever Cape Breton. With the Psalmist, I can say, "Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great mat? ters, or in things too high for me." Life has been good and I am very grateful. Our thanks to Ronalda Reichwein for visiting with her friend Jessie Morrison, and collecting the tapes that became this arti? cle. This article tells only a part of Jessie's story. Her entire nursing career is not included here • starting with September 5, 1923, when she entered Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing • a varied career in Canada, then in England during World War Two, then back to Canada. She retired in 1969 after 22 years service with the Department of Veterans Affairs. For now, we remain grateful to Jessie and Ronalda for what we have offered here. Our thanks to Laura Peverill, UCCB Library, and to Evelyn Smith, Wreck Cove, for help with details in this article. A Commitment to Cape Breton MABOU GARDENS N' • n tl: Ji'''''''''''', Grand Lake Road SYDNEY • 562-6000 • Locally Owned • OPEN 12 MONTHS A YEAR! Buy All Your Garden & Gift Needs Cape Breton's Largest Full-Service Garden Centre
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